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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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By Eve Bodsworth, 2010

This study examined the financial incentives and non-financial factors influencing the decision to return to work or to increase working hours for two groups thought to be affected by high effective marginal tax rates, single parents and unemployed people.

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By Judith Yates, 2009

This paper, reporting research undertaken for the Brotherhood of St Laurence and published by AHURI (the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute), assesses the scale and distribution of key tax expenditures associated with the treatment of housing in the Australian tax system.

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By John Freebairn and Rosanna Scutella, 2008

This snapshot analysis prepared for the Brotherhood of St Laurence highlights key federal taxation areas requiring reform.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes